That may well describe some aspect of grace, but that is not a definition. To present that as a definition exhibits the same fallacy as Michael2012 in his discussion about faith. It is a description of one aspect of grace but it does not really define or explain what grace is. Grace is really so much more that just that.
4WD, that was not my definition of grace, and maybe not Jason's, but a short version of his.
I know very well sir, what God's grace is according to God's definition, one that you do not, based on many posts that I have read of yours. Here is my understanding of the true grace of God.DEFINITION OF GRACE~
Grace~Favour, favourable or benignant regard or its manifestation; favour or goodwill, incontradistinction to right or obligation, as the ground of a concession.
Near-synonyms in the Bible include favour, mercy, compassion, kindness, and goodness (1st Corinthians 2:13
Notice the synonymous use of favour and grace in Abraham’s speech to God (Genesis 18:3; 19:19
). God is gracious to whom He chooses to be gracious; compare the words (Exodus 33:19; Romans 9:15-16
). Which you so vehemently reject.
Grace is more than mercy, if both are properly defined, because mercy only withholds judgment
. Grace not only withholds judgment but also bring honor and reward as additional positive gifts
The Person of Jesus Christ was full of grace and truth, thus true grace is ONLY
based on Him (John 1:14-18
Jesus was full of grace in His life, in His ministry, and as the substitutionary propitiation of God for his people
. The scriptures are plain that God’s grace in Jesus is only for the elect (John 6:37-39; 10:26-29; 17:2-3; Romans 8:28-33; 2nd Timothy1:9
When considering grace as favour, we must define it as merited, unmerited, or demerited favour
. Sin has put us way outside God’s favor and under His righteous and terrible wrath upon sinners. Merited favour
would be a reward for good works, so the Catholics and blinded conditionalists teach, just as you do. Unmerited favour
would be a gift to a neutral party, so we see the preservation of elect angels. Demerited favour
would be a gift to those deserving judgment, so the blessed truth of the gospel
. So, True grace is demerited favour without obligation, worth, or conditions. Works are totally excluded
.By God’s definition
, grace and works are mutually exclusive by their definition (Romans 11:5-6
). If a man works for righteousness before God, even by faith
, it is debt and not grace (Rom 4:4-5).
Grace used as an acronym may properly define Biblical grace … G
nemies. Grace = God does not judge and punish the elect as they do deserve, but He does honor and reward them with blessings they do not deserve. This enhanced God's definition of grace over any that man can give!
Sir, do you have a better definition of grace, if so let me hear it.
I'll address your other points later.